Danny asks Julie to skateboard downtown with him. Julie persuades him to skate uptown instead, because she wants to go to a coffeehouse called Neutral Ground, where they are holding an open-mike night. Danny says he'll go if she calls Baxter first. Julie dials the phone. In an interview, Julie says that she's not happy with her life at this moment, and that she wants to branch out and see what else is out there. She totally invites herself over to Baxter's house to watch The Sopranos, but he doesn't seem to mind. Is she even allowed to watch that show? In an interview, Julie says she knows the world is out there, but she can't taste or touch or see it, and she won't be happy until she does. She hangs up the phone and walks down the hall saying, "Stupid, stupid, stupid!" No, she's not calling Matt. She's referring to herself -- she doesn't even know Baxter! I'm kind of sympathetic to Julie at this point -- she really has missed out on a lot due to her upbringing, and I think she is just now realizing exactly how much.
At Neutral Ground, some guy plays the piano like Tori Amos. He finishes the song and comes off the stage to talk to Julie, who gives him a compliment. In an interview, Julie says that she met this other guy named Matt. I'm going to refer to him as Musical Matt, just so we can keep things straight. Musical Matt asks if Julie is up next, and she says that she doesn't think she's going up at all. In an interview, Julie says that she wants to "live out [her] dream of having someone hear her sing." So, just do it! My God, it's not Carnegie Hall, for crying out loud. Julie tells Musical Matt that she's never performed before, and she's nervous, plus she's supposed to be somewhere. Oh, that's right -- Baxter! In an interview, Julie says that someone (we're supposed to think it's Musical Matt, but who knows) is "so dang cute," so she's torn. Maybe she could sing "Torn." On second thought, please don't. Julie calls Baxter and asks if she can still come over, even though she's late. In an interview, Julie says that she would "really like to find someone [she] can love" even if it's just a friend. Julie gets up and walks out of the coffeehouse. Then we hear someone say, "I can't believe she did that." Someone else says, "That's so not cool." Huh? Who just said that? Were they talking about Julie? I'm so confused.
Julie arrives at Baxter's house. She walks in and there are like ten guys just sitting in the living room, like obviously Baxter called all his friends and said he had a date with the Real World chick and they all came over to get some camera time. I mean, come on. Baxter and Julie go into Baxter's room for like one minute, and then Julie asks if Baxter wants to "chill with his homies." Baxter asks what she wants to do, and she says, "Make out?" and then laughs and says she's just kidding. This whole scene was really weird. In an interview, Julie says that Baxter is nice, but for some reason she can't get close to guys. I think she should trust her instincts in this case -- this whole deal is creepy. Julie leaves Baxter's house.